— The Hill (@thehill) January 8, 2018
Former White House adviser Sebastian Gorka claims that he was told to speak with Michael Wolff for his controversial book Fire and Fury. He hasn’t said who told him to speak to Wolff, but their brief meeting occurred in the office of then Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
Former White House adviser Sebastian Gorka says that he was instructed to cooperate with author Michael Wolff for the book “Fire and Fury” while he was working at the White House last year.
Writing in an op-ed for The Hill on Monday, Gorka said that he was at one point instructed to play ball with Wolff but that he declined because he thought the author was primed to damage the president.
“So, when I met Michael Wolff in [former chief of staff] Reince Priebus’ office, where he was waiting to talk [former chief strategist] Steve Bannonand after I had been told to also speak to him for his book, my attitude was polite but firm: ‘Thanks but no thanks’,” Gorka writes. “Our brief encounter reinforced my gut feeling that this oleaginous scribe had no interest in being fair and unbiased.”
In a text to The Hill, Gorka did not say who had asked him to speak with Wolff but that it was not Trump or Bannon.
President Trump claims he authorized no access for Wolff, but obviously someone did.
I authorized Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book! I never spoke to him for book. Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist. Look at this guy’s past and watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2018
Some on the left has siezed upon Gorka’s statements as proof that Trump authorized access for Wolff to research his book.
Try reading the article.
Nowhere did I say the White House made the request.
(Should I draw you a picture in crayon?)
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) January 8, 2018
What that means is anyone’s guess. Who besides someone in the White House would tell a White House adviser to meet with an author in the White House Chief of Staff’s office? In any event, Gorka claims that refused to work with Wolff.
The absolute worse part of politics is knowing that virtually everything you’re being told from Washington is a lie of some sort. It may be a factually untrue statement or it may be a carefully selected set of true statements that only tell a different story when taken in isolation from their brethren. Filter the politicians’ lies through the media’s agenda and the average voter doesn’t really know anything about what’s really going on. It’s never been more evident than it is today.